Wednesday, July 28, 2010

White Wednesday with Prior Lives

I have an old locker basket with a couple dozen old porcelain, brass, and glass door knobs.  I got them out to make some picture holders.  Amongst the knobs I had these two lock sets, that I'd forgotten I had.  They are off of doors from the old farm house my family lived in until I was 13.  

So heck I make them into picture holders as well!    

I even found some of my old skeleton keys that turn the locks!

Kinda makes me wonder how secure those old houses were if I should just happen to have
flea market keys that  work these locks.


Some pictures my niece sent me form Memorial Day Weekend at my Mom's house.

One of these is white so I'm linking up with  
Kathleen's White Wednesday over at Faded Charm .
The party guests aways bring some yummy whites for us to enjoy!

And since these 'picture holders' were door locks in their prior lives, I'm linking up with 
Lezlee's, Prior Lives Party over at her blog Prior Lives.
Go check out all the other reinventions and pictures of a beautiful old house you're gonna just love!


  1. These are SO cute, Susanne! I just love the chippy paint and great old keys, too!

  2. These are really cute. It never ceases to amaze me the creativity that oozes from ones mind.

  3. I love old locks and you have made a wonderful way to show them and you photo's off. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wonderful idea!! I'm going to get mine out and play with them!

  5. Very unusual-I would have never thought of this!

  6. Very Cool! These are great... funny about the keys fitting!!

  7. Morning Susanne....!!

    I hope you're having a great week lovey....! Ooh these two pieces of hardware are GORGEOUS....The chippy colours are PERFECT & I LOVE how you've turned them into picture holders....Such a CREATIVE idea.... :o) !!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah :o)

  8. They look great!

    You know the same is true of old dressers. The big brown one on my porch had no key or knob for the center drawer so I tried the ones in my stash, and sure enough one fit!..

    I'd love these holders for place cards and food markers for a buffet...


  9. What great old door hardware...I'm thinking most folks didn't bother locking their doors, back then,lol. I am so happy you joined the Prior Lives Party. This was a perfect addition! I am following your blog, now. Lezlee

  10. Ah, must be nice to have such fabulous stuff just laying around to pick from! I must come over and play with you one day ~ LOL!! And I would love to see some of those old door knobs, I just love those things!

    Which reminds me, I need to ask you about that hand mirror that I have. I'll send you an email (think I have your addy). I don't know anything about it and want to see if you have ever seen one like it.


  11. Hi Suzanne,
    Love this idea....so love the old door hardware!
    Happy day!

  12. What a clever girl you are. I love their shabbiness.

    Have a lovely day

  13. I absolutely adore this idea!!

  14. Adorable reuse of these wonderful vintage locks and keys. Very cool!
    I have a couple that I use to display jewelry on that I bought specifically for that reason.